[Protest of DOE Termination of Contract Award for Default]

B-223435,B-223436,B-223437: Jul 15, 1986

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A firm protested the Department of Energy's (DOE) termination of its contract for chemical analysis technology research and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) termination of its two grants for the same type of services. The agencies terminated the awards after they determined that the protester falsely represented to each that it had not submitted a similar proposal to any other federal agency. The protester contended that the proposals were different. GAO held that it would not consider the: (1) DOE contract termination because it did not consider matters of contract administration; or (2) USDA grant terminations because it did not consider matters of grant awards or administration. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.